June '13 - One of the more unique items added recently to the Laiabch online merchandising shop is the handmade Laibach tattoo machines. They were made by Fabio Méndez in collaboration with the group. A very limited quantity are available on Laibach WTC shop:http://wtc.laibach.org/4ever-laibach/
Laibach is contributing work from 1981, titled Gefunden/Sower to an exhibition titled BLACK SQUARE - 100 YEARS. Organised by Australian Experimental Art Foundation. The exhibition brings together a group of artists who responded to Malevich's Black Square painting 100 years after its first appearance.
Dates: 14 June to 13 July, opening 13 June. Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace (West End), Adelaide BC, South Australia 5000, Australia.
A sequel to highly successful Iron Sky film is now planned, preparations are already underway and Laibach have agreed to score the film.
More details on Iron Sky The Coming Race can be found at www.igg.me/at/thecomingrace.
April '13 - Laibach will feature at the exhibition Materiality which will take place at the KIBLA Portal, Valvasorjeva 40 (2nd storey), Maribor, Slovenia.
Laibach's installation is INSTRUMENTALITY OF THE STATE MACHINE.
It opens on Friday the 19th of April 2013, at 19:00. The exhibition will be open until 15 September 2013, from Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11:00 and 19:00. Admission is free. More info
March '13 -
Presentations of the German edition of Alexei Monroe’s INTERROGATION MACHINE “LAIBACH & NSK: Die Inquisitionsmaschine im Kreuzverhör” and premiere of the documentary film “1st NSK Citizens’ Congress, Berlin” by Irwin in collaboration with Igor Zupe will take place at the exhibition space Kulturny Dom B31 - Bornaische Str. 31 - Leipzig/Germany.
Thursday, March 14th – 8pm: Kulturny Dom B31 – Bornaische Str. 31 (backyard; former Eigen+Art gallery) in Leipzig-Connewitz (including film screening)
Friday, March 15th – 9 pm: Kulturzentrum Die Villa – Lessingstr. 9 (including film screening)
Saturday, March 16th – 4pm: Absintherie Sixtina – Katharinenstr. 11 (across the street from the museum of fine arts)
February '13 -
The Ausstellung Laibach Kunst Catalogue is now available in PDF / E-book format. It can be downloaded directly from Laibach's WTC site for 4.5 Euros.
More details: wtc.laibach.org/lk-catalogue-e-book/
The early Laibach video 'Mi kujemo bodocnost! (We are Forging the Future!) was filmed by Richard Heslop, a member of 23 Skidoo. Recorded at Ljubljana's legendary FV club in 1983, inspired by two of Laibach's early posters from 1982 - 'The Death of Ideology' and 'Ausstellung Laibach Kunst - PM' from 1983.
Laibach have created a video for the revisited version of Die Liebe. It should be part of the long awaited Laibach Revisited album.
January '13 -
Laibach will feature in the 2nd Project Biennial D-0 ARK Underground, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The central object of the Biennial is “Facility D-0, Tito’s Atomic War Command” located in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina. A number of other artists will feature including Autopsia.
More details www.bijenale.ba
An extended edition of Iron Sky is due for release on DVD soon. It is expected to include an extra 25 minutes of material. Meanwhile Mute Records are looking into the idea of an limited edition vinyl double LP of the soundtrack.
Video by Philip Bussmann using Laibach's cover of Blind Lemon Jefferson's 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean' can be seen on YouTube. The track was used in the 'Die Macht der Finsternis' theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Note it seems to be offline at the moment.
The revised and expanded German translation of Interrogation Machine by Alexei Monroe will be published by Ventil Verlag this Spring. It contains much new material on the activities of NSK groups and citizens in the last decade as well as exclusive new photos.
December '12 -
Laibach features in the exhibition, titled: YUGOSLAVIA : FROM THE BEGINNING TO THE END.
Museum of Yugoslav History / Museum May 25, Boticeva 6, Belgrade, Serbia. The exhibition opened on 1st December and will run till March 3rd 2013. Web link www.mij.rs
November '12 -
Laibach is contributing the music for Die Macht der Finsternis (The Power of Darkness) by Leo Tolstoi, the new theatre production in Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.
Premiere is on 24th November, 2012
More details -
The exhibition 'Red, White and Blue: Pop | Punk | Politics | Place' at CHELSEA space features work by Laibach along with a number of other artists.
Exhibition Runs: 7th November – 8th December 2012
CHELSEA space, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU
KOHLE IST BROT, the first two concerts have sold out so there will be an additional concert at 22:30h on Friday 19 October 2012
KOHLE IST BROT (Coal is Bread) - INDUSTRIAL SUITE
19th October 2012
Laibach will hold two special concerts (at 18:30h and 20:30h) in the Coal Mining Museum of Slovenia in Velenje. Both concerts will last approximately 35 minutes, performed 200 metres underground.
Ticket prices are 35 and 45 EUR. The number of tickets is limited to 400 spectators (200 per show). For more information or to reserve tickets call +386 3 5870-997 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this unique event Laibach will play a selection of their industrial songs from the early 80s. In the waiting hall of the Coal Mining Museum a film about Laibach, Victory Under the Sun (1988) will be playing and in the exhibition space the installation LAIBACH KUNST GLÜCK AUF! can be seen. After both concerts the Velenje Coal Mining Brass Orchestra will perform Laibach-related music at the entrance to the mines.
September '12 - The Graz show in Helmut List Halle on October 18th has been rescheduled to April next year.
"Time for a New State?" NSK seminar and art exhibition Public event By Helen Darby
Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of History, Politics and Philosophy (Politics section) present a seminar on the aesthetic and political issues around NSK, accompanied by an exhibition of Folk Art.
Speakers: Alexei Monroe, Stevphen Shukaitis, Ian Parker, Michael Goddard
Seminar in Lecture Theatre 5
Folk Art Exhibition in Geoffrey Manton atrium.
Please arrive early to view art and receive passport authentication or temporary papers.
This event is free, open to all and does not require pre-registration.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012. 15:00 until 17:00
Laibach are currently on the second leg of the 'We Come in Peace' tour where they have been showcasing a new song 'See That My Grave Is Kept Clean' a cover of the original song by Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Audience live clip of the song from Tilburg, Holland 16/09/12.
Live performance of 300,000VK at Channel Zero, Metelkova mesto, Ljubljana on September 6th.
August '12 - AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST: GLÜCK AUF!
As part of the Maribor 2012 - European Capital of Culture events Laibach presents AUSSTELLUNG LAIBACH KUNST: GLÜCK AUF!
Laibach Kunst installation will take place in the Velenje Coal Mining Museum, Koroška cesta – Old Pit (Stari jašek) Velenje.
September 6th until November 18th 2012.
Laibach are currently planning a special concert at Velenje Coal Mines, 300 metres underground. Expected to be around mid October. More information
Love on the Beat recorded at the Tate Modern, London promoting the second leg of the 'We Come in Peace' tour.
A short film clip promoting the forthcoming compilation album 'An Introduction To… Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited'.
July '12 - John Peel’s Record Collection. L is for Laibach
Laibach have been added to the John Peel online project. John Peel's wife Sheila Ravenscroft introduces Laibach who had recorded two Peel sessions. In the short film Ivan Novak recalls working with John and explains how their Slovenian origins (then part of the former Yugoslavia) helped create their industrial sound.
The official video for 'Under the Iron Sky', taken from the soundtrack of the film.
300,000VK performs Dark Side of Europe at Klub Ljutomer, Slovenia on 19th July 2012.
Laibach will release An Introduction To… Laibach / Reproduction Prohibited, on the 3rd of September 2012.
REPRODUCTION PROHIBITED TRACKLISTING
01 - WARME LEDERHAUT – cover of The Normal’s Warm Leatherette
02 - BALLAD OF A THIN MAN – cover of Bob Dylan
03 - GERMANIA – Version of German national anthem, from the album Volk
04 - ANGLIA – Version of British national anthem, from the album Volk
05 - MAMA LEONE – originally recorded by schlager legend Drafi Deutscher, made famous by Bino
06 - B MASHINA – remixed version featured on Iron Sky OST, written by Tomi Meglic (Siddharta)
07 - BRUDERSCHAFT – Laibach composition, from Trans Slovenia Express Vol. 2
08 - GOD IS GOD – by Juno Reactor, originally inspired by Life Is Life, from Jesus Christ Superstars
09 - FINAL COUNTDOWN – classic Laibach cover, originally recorded by Europe
10 - ALLE GEGEN ALLE – originally recorded by labelmates DAF
11 - ACROSS THE UNIVERSE – originally recorded by The Beatles
12 - GET BACK – originally recorded by The Beatles
13 - LEBEN HEISST LEBEN – cover of Opus’ Live Is Life, from Opus Dei
14 - GEBURT EINER NATION – cover of Queen’s One Vision, from Opus Dei 1987
15 - OPUS DEI – cover of Opus’ Live is Life